You are going on a cruise, and you had a question. That's what this board is all about.
It's not about money, it's about a person wanting to know if they can bring on a beverage for their enjoyment and convenience. Let's face it, if someone is concerned about affording beverages on a cruise, they should not be spending their money on vacation!
All those who criticize the amount they are paying for the cruise remember this.. there will always be people paying more and people paying less than you. The important thing is that you get exactly what you want, and are happy with the price/package. Some people are happy with inside cabins, and some people only want suites. It is all a personal preference.
My husband and I have paid more for a cruise than others because it is important that we get the cabin we want, and that's fine.
You go on your cruise and enjoy!